I relish compiling lists. So much so that I ended up with a list of 75 songs from this year on a longlist. So for the sake of your attention-span and as recommendation reminders here are my top 25 songs of 2007. I’ll talk about the track when it warrants it or if I’ve talked… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2007

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The second annual nialler9 Irish album poll is back after last year’s success! 2006 saw Si Schroeder voted the best album by you guys and this year I’m extending the poll to include Irish EPs as there were many quality EP releases this year that deserve some love too. Here are the simple rules to… Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2007

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Thanks to everyone who voted this past week. In total we had 198 votes with 58 different Irish albums chosen. Sinéad has reliably informed me that there was 170 Irish albums released this year. The results are a little bit surprising due to the lack of mainstream and high profile acts. Where’s U2’s Singles Collection?… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2006

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10. Cut Chemist – The Audience’s Listening When Cut Chemist left Jurassic 5 earlier this year to concentrate on his solo material, I was hopeful but apprehensive that it wouldn’t retread on previous DJ mixes or solo material he had released. While Jurassic 5 released Feedback, arguably the blandest, radio-friendly hip hop album this year… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2006

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15. Nomo – New Tones The funkiest album on the list, Michigan-based Nomo take their cue from the Congolese band, Konono N°1, respectively appropriating their percussive tribal sound to the Northern Hemisphere. Extending that ethos with breakneck brass, organ and guitar to produce a post-Afrobeat sound – the songs on instrumental New Tones are refreshlingly… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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It’s December so that means only one thing. Time for plenty of best of lists! We start the list season with the first part of Top 20 albums of 2006 list (numbers 20 – 16). Enjoy! 20. Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things Clocking in at 36 minutes, this album from Brighton based trio compiles… Read more »

Posted on December 7th, 2006

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So we’ve reached the end of the year and I thought it was time to reflect on what a great year 2005 was for music. Some of these releases were from 2004, but I only heard them this year, So that counts as 2005 for me. I’m offering every track here so you can see what I’m talking about. Download them, make a compilation, share it. I have to say without the fantastic music blogs out there, There is a lot of music on this list I would never have heard (and subsequently bought the CDS of). Hats off to music lovers. And now, on with the list.

Posted on December 29th, 2005

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